Redesigning Encounters: Street Assault

I decided to play Street Assault differently than it was written; instead of an ambush as depicted in The Scouring of Gate Pass, the Black Horses instead institute an all-out attack in order to capture Asher (whom they...

Musings on Our Seventh Session

The last month has seen a lot of changes to our roster. First, Brian went and got himself married, and then let his wife convince him to move to the other side of the country. This put a damper on the campaign, not only...

Redesigning Encounters: Spy Headquarters

The Spy Headquarters encounter was my favorite so far and not because it was a rewarding combat, but because it was almost completely bypassed by excellent roleplaying and more than a few lucky bluff checks. The encounter...

Musings on Our Sixth Session

Session 6 was a spectacular session! My closest friend and the best man at my wedding—Jeff Farnsworth—sat in as a guest player and portrayed the role of Artimus, an acquaintance of Rivereye’s. This was...

Redesigning Encounte...

The group’s encounter with Shealis was different than those that had come...

Musings on Our Fifth...

Session 5 of our War of the Burning Sky campaign was the best session yet! Not only...

Massaging Treasure Parcels Jun19

Massaging Treasure P...

At the end of 2010, I detailed how I deal with magic items in 4th Edition games. In...

A Dark Sun Sandbox

A few weeks ago, I made a colossal DMing mistake—I had the players follow the...

Musings on Our Fourt...

It’s been a busy spring for several of the players in my group and the fallout...

Musings on Our Third...

Things have been on a roll over here at Nerd Headquarters. I’ve noticed that,...